Another Example of Stationary Boilers

Milepost 1011 Back at Milepost 1008, I shared some work from another modeler depicting old steam engines filling in as stationary boilers.  This prompted some correspondence from a few other readers and also reminded me of a photo in an older railroad book that I have. ...

The Intern

Keep moving  –  Ben Whittaker That was the advice of Ben, the 70-year-old widower who is looking for the next chapter in his life. So Robert De Niro’s character applies for a senior internship (get it? a senior citizen internship) at a hot new...

Great Model Railroads 2016

Milepost 1010 You may remember back a few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit with my friend David and actually operate on his O scale, Nickel Plate themed model railroad (Mileposts 969 & 970).  At that time, he told me that his layout would be featured in the...

Great Model Railroads 2016

Milepost 1010 You may remember back a few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit with my friend David and actually operate on his O scale, Nickel Plate themed model railroad (Mileposts 969 & 970).  At that time, he told me that his layout would be featured in the...

Parts is Parts…

Milepost 1009 How many of you can remember the old Wendy’s commercial “Parts is Parts?”  Well, That came to mind recently as I was on the lookout for some parts to complete a kitbashing project that I’m currently working on. It seems that the Seaboard...

Things That Go Texting Into the Night

As Halloween creeps closer, thought this would be prime time to review what scares me. First of all, motorists who text and drive while making a turn onto West Trenton Avenue during rush hour terrifies me to death. If other people don’t have any interest in their...

Don’t Toss those Old Steam Engines!

Milepost 1008 The key word in today’s society is “Re-purpose.”  We aren’t supposed to throw anything away and I suppose that includes any of our old/unwanted model railroad stuff too.  So, in the spirit of “re-purpose,” I offer this...

Have Gun, Will Travel…

Milepost 1007 Back at Milepost 995, I told you about a project that I was working on for my railroad.  It is a set of dedicated flat cars that was used to haul naval gun barrels from the West Coast to the East Coast where they were serviced then sent back.  I’m no...

Fall Preview

Spent many a blog bemoaning the fading quality of TV shows. Since “Breaking Bad” and “Justified” have left the airwaves, there has been a hole in my viewing schedule. “Life in Pieces,” a new comedy about an odd family on CBS, is intriguing with...

New Nickel Plate Hoppers from Accurail

Milepost 1006 As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, this is a GREAT time to be a Nickel Plate Road modeler.  It seems like new products are coming in bunches.  Accurail is on the NKP train as they have just announced a new set of three HO scale NKP panel side...